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  1. Prolog, logic programing, logic programmingnoun

    a computer language designed in Europe to support natural language processing


  1. PROLOGnoun

    A declarative higher-level programming language in which instructions are written not as explicit procedural data-manipulation commands, but as logical statements. The language has built-in resolution procedures for logical inference.


  1. Prolognoun

    A programming language developed in the 1970s for artificial intelligence and logic programming.

    Etymology: : Abbreviation of Programmation en Logique.

  2. prolognoun

    A speech or section used as an introduction, especially to a play or novel.

    Etymology: : Abbreviation of Programmation en Logique.

  3. prolognoun

    A component of a computer program that prepares the computer to execute a routine.

    Etymology: : Abbreviation of Programmation en Logique.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prolog



  1. Prolog

    Prolog is a general purpose logic programming language associated with artificial intelligence and computational linguistics. Prolog has its roots in first-order logic, a formal logic, and unlike many other programming languages, Prolog is declarative: the program logic is expressed in terms of relations, represented as facts and rules. A computation is initiated by running a query over these relations. The language was first conceived by a group around Alain Colmerauer in Marseille, France, in the early 1970s and the first Prolog system was developed in 1972 by Colmerauer with Philippe Roussel. Prolog was one of the first logic programming languages, and remains the most popular among such languages today, with many free and commercial implementations available. While initially aimed at natural language processing, the language has since then stretched far into other areas like theorem proving, expert systems, games, automated answering systems, ontologies and sophisticated control systems. Modern Prolog environments support creating graphical user interfaces, as well as administrative and networked applications.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PROLOG in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PROLOG in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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